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Hong Kong activists halted ahead of 'fishing' trip to Spratlys [Copy link] 中文

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Activists were barred on November 13 from leaving Hong Kong waters on what they called a "fishing" boat trip to disputed islands, more than a year after sailing to another contested chain to assert China's sovereignty.

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Officials in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city have several times tried to thwart trips by the activists, prompting speculation that Beijing does not favour such high-profile protests.
The group's departure from Hong Kong harbour was delayed Wednesday morning because of inspections by police and other officials.

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On one occasion police wearing helmets and body armour boarded the boat and prevented it from setting sail for nearly an hour.

When the Kai Fung No. 2 finally set off, it was followed by several government vessels.

Tsang Kin-shing, one of the activists, questioned the motives for the official checks. "Do they have to prevent fishermen from going out to fish?" he said.

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Hong Kong activist Lo Chau speaks on his mobile phone in Hong Kong on November 13, 2013, onboard the fishing boat Kai Fung No. 2, which in August of last year landed on an island chain disputed between China and Japan (AFP, Aaron Tam)

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Writer's real name is Lau Guan Kim.  lau_guan_kim is for commentary and analysis. He writes also under another alter ego jinseng. I will respond to good reasoned debate. Mudslingers shall be ignored. What I do not like are ignorance, stupidity, chauvinism and bigotry. The other party has as much right as I have until it resorts to insults and nuisance.

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seneca Post time: 2013-11-15 17:02
DoHong Kong fishermen have to fish in the Spratlys? Why not in Taiwan? It is much closer and healthi ...

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